Stefanie has spent the last few years helping to build Samsung’s fast-growing “FAST” channel platform, Samsung TV Plus. In her current role she oversees all third-party channel licensing and is responsible for sourcing and negotiating licensing agreements with linear and VOD content owners to enhance the content offering on the platform.
Prior to her role at Samsung, Stefanie spent five years working at AT&T/DIRECTV in content acquisition, negotiating licensing agreements and managing the day-to-day relationships with traditional and digital-native content partners for DIRECTV’s streaming platforms, including TV Everywhere, OTT, VOD and mobile. Prior to DIRECTV, Stefanie worked in content strategy and acquisition at Verizon FiOS, helping to launch FiOS’s TV EST offering and TV Everywhere mobile and web platforms.
In addition to her experience on the cable distributor/platform side of the business, Stefanie has worked in content distribution and business development at Fuse/MSG Networks and in the music industry at Universal Music Group. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Stefanie is a native New Yorker who now lives in Southern California and enjoys spending time with her senior rescue dog Charley, traveling, snowboarding and concert-going.